12B — December 7 - 20, 2012 — New Jersey — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal



New Jersey Retail Division Jennifer Sofia joins Cushman & Wakefield

ECAUCUS, NJ — On Thurs., Nov. 29th, Eman- uel Stern , president and For his exemplary support of its initiatives Stern of Hartz wins NAIOP NJ’s Hall of Fame award S

of 600 of the industry’s best and brightest professionals to our team. These organizational changes are designed to ensure continued momentum into 2013 and beyond.” Arecognized industry leader, Kossar has extensive experi- ence on both the ownership and brokerage sides of commercial real estate, having represented numerous top-tier public, pri- vate and institutional owners, as well as public and private occupiers, locally and across the United States. As leader of the firm’s Industrial practice in New Jersey, Kossar helped es- tablish Jones Lang LaSalle as the market’s premier industrial brokerage. During his tenure, the team has completed more than 40 million square feet of industrial lease transactions. “As we continue to solidify our market leadership in the office and industrial sectors, Rob is uniquely qualified to oversee the development and implementation of strategic growth plans,” Schlegel said. “His deep knowledge of the market, proven leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit will serve us well as we look to expand Jones Lang LaSalle’s market share in one of the largest industrial and of- fice markets in the country.” “My focus going forward will be to build on the strong foun- dation Jon has helped create to further increase the scope and quality of our services in New Jersey and Long Island,” Kossar said. ■ to meet the needs of the firm’s clients in the New Jersey mar- ket and to obtain new assign- ments to grow the New Jersey Retail Division. And, having been born and raised in New Jersey, I am very happy to be working in the New Jersey market.” Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Sofia served as asset manager in the property development department of Toys R Us, managing a port- folio of owned and leased loca- tions throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. A member of th e Interna- tional Council of Shopping Centers and the NewJersey Association of Realtors , So- fia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Montclair State University. ■

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Jennifer Sofia has joined commercial real estate

to our industry and is deeply respected for the impact of its work, which makes receiv- ing this award so much more meaningful,” said Stern. “My fellow Hall of Fame Members and the legacy of other NAIOP award recipients are among the most esteemed executives in our business, and I am honored to be listed among them.” Stern has spearheaded some of the most exciting projects in the New York/New Jersey area, overseeing operations of one of the country’s largest privately held commercial real estate portfolios comprised of of Transwestern’s NJ office. “New Jersey boasts one of the largest industrial markets in the country, and we look for- ward to capitalizing on Alex’s diverse professional back- ground, including roles in the private and public sectors, as well as his deep understanding of local market dynamics and ability to cultivate long-lasting relationships to unlock oppor- tunities to further expand our footprint locally, regionally and nationally.” Previdi joins Transwestern from Cassidy Turley in New Jersey where he served as VP. He has extensive experience overseeing the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties on behalf of corpo- rate, institutional and private clients on a local and national basis. Prior to Cassidy Turley, Previdi served at Jones Lang D’Onofrio is a long-time bene- factor of St. Mary’s Regional School, St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Augustine Preparatory School and Our Lady of Mercy Academy. He is known for his commitment to ecumenical activities and is held in high regard for his commitment to his Catholic faith and educa- tion. D’Onofrio is chair of St. Mary’s School Board, chair of the Cumberland County Col- lege Foundation and executive board member of St. Augustine Preparatory School. He is also a member of the Diocese of Camden Society of Stewards

commercial, industrial and commercial space. Addition- ally, under his direction, Hartz launched one of the most extensive green building and sustainable design programs in New Jersey, resulting in both a reduced carbon foot- print for the company while saving money for Hartz and its tenants. As a fully integrated real es- tate company, Hartz Mountain supports a variety of in-house departments that report to Stern, including operations, acquisition, architecture, fi- nance, construction, legal and development. ■ LaSalle. Before his tenure there, Previdi served at Lee & KlatskinAssociates, where he was awarded Deal of the Year in 2006 for the representation of Respironics in a transaction at 5 Wood Hollow Dr. Previdi participated in a number of the firm’s most successful transac- tions throughout Northern NJ, including 55 Madison Circle in East Rutherford, 190 Jony Dr. in Carlstadt and 17 Stewart Place in Fairfield. Before beginning a career in commercial real estate, Pre- vidi held numerous positions in New Jersey government. In addition to his time spent as a lobbyist, Previdi served as the business administrator for the Borough of Sayreville, as well as the policy advisor to Acting Governor DonaldDiFrancesco. Previdi received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Drew University. ■ and has served on numerous diocesan advisory committees. He has been a recipient of the Gregor Mendel Award, which is bestowed annually by St. Augustine Prep to honor se- lected South Jersey residents for outstanding contributions to the community. D’Ono f r i o i s the secre - tary/treasurer of Stanker & Galetto, Inc. Along with his brother-in-law, Peter Galetto Jr. , D’Onofrio manages the company as well as several investment and real estate companies. The business sup- ports many local organizations and is proud to be a corporate citizen of South Jersey. ■

services firm Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. as as- soc iate di - rector-retail leasing ser- vices. Bring- i n g m o r e than 15 years’

chief operat- ing o f f i cer f o r Ha r t z Mounta in Industries , rece i ved a 2012 Hall of Fame award from NAIOP NJ for his ex-

Jennifer Sofia

experience to her new role, she is based in East Rutherford fo- cusing on providing occupancy solutions to property owners to maximize income potential through leasing, development and disposition, as well as targeting new clients. “I am very excited about joining Cushman & Wake- field,” said Sofia. “My goal is

Emanuel Stern

emplary support of its initia- tives including its College Competition, community ac- tion projects and political ac- tion committee. “NAIOP is a critical resource

Transwestern continues northeast expansion with addition of Previdi as managing director

Jones Lang LaSalle names Kossar as NJ market dir.

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Tran- swestern’s Northeast region announced that Alex Previdi ,

an industrial real estate expert, has j o i ned t he firm’s NJ of- fice as man- aging direc- tor. Previdi, who special- izes in both

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Jones Lang LaSalle announced two key organizational changes in the leadership of its New Jer- sey operation. Robert Kossar , who has led Jones Lang LaSalle’s Indus- trial practice in New Jersey since joining the firm in 2007, has been named market direc- tor. In his new role, Kossar will be responsible for overseeing and expanding Jones Lang LaSalle’s extensive service capabilities in the New Jersey and Long Island markets. Jonathan Meisel , who has served as market director since the firm’s 2004 entrance into the New Jersey market, will transition into an office leas- ing broker role, in which he will focus on growing the firm’s New Jersey data center and sustainability practices, as well as further developing and expanding relationships with many of Jones Lang LaSalle’s most prominent clients. “These changes will support the continued growth of our New Jersey and Long Island operations and enhance our ability to leverage the skill sets of our leaders to deliver the highest quality services to our clients,” said Stephen Schlegel , market director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Tri-State region. “Since entering the New Jersey market in 2004, under Jon’s leadership we have successfully strengthened our firm’s position with new office openings, significant brokerage assignments and the addition

Alex Previdi

tenant and landlord represen- tation, will focus on building Transwestern’s industrial real estate group in New Jersey, as well as managing industrial leasing assignments. “Alex has established a strong reputation for deliver- ing value-add, creative solu- tions to clients and will play an integral role in supporting the growth of a strong industrial practice for Transwestern,” said James Postell , principal VINELAND, NJ — Busi- nessman Mark D’Onofrio has been awarded the Papal Order of Saint Gregory the Great, a distinction presented by the Holy See in recognition of out- standing service to the Church. The Order was established in 1831 by Pope Gregory XV and is the highest honor a layman can receive from the Catholic Church. D’Onofrio, a member of St. Padre Pio Parish in Vineland, received the Conferral of Pon- tifical Honor as a Knight of the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great from Bishop Joseph Galante of the Camden Diocese at a Vespers Prayer Service

The Holy See honors Mark D’Onofrio of Stanker & Galetto at St. Agnes Church in Black- wood.

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